The Big Bass Splash slot is a 5 reel, 10 payline game from Pragmatic Play. The latest in a long line of fishing slots, the action focuses on the Free Spins feature. With various modifiers in place, land fishermen wilds and fish money symbols to win cash prizes. Collect wilds to win additional free spins and increase the fish money multiplier up to 10x. With a 96.71% RTP rate and 5,000 x bet top wins, head to the swamp in our Big Bass Splash review.
Big Bass Splash Slot RTP, Details & Wager Limits
Reels/Paylines: 5 reels + 10 paylines
Stakes Range: 10p to £250 per spin
Max Win: 5,000 x bet per spin
The Big Bass Splash slot is played on 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 fixed paylines. All symbols pay from left to right, beginning from reel 1, on selected paylines. You will need 3 or more matching symbols to achieve a winning combination. The only exception is the highest value symbol whereby only 2 are required.
Bet levels range from 10p to £250 per spin. Look out for the plus and minus buttons either side of the main Spin button. Use these to adjust your stake. You can change the coins per payline as well as the coin value if you want a specific stake option.
For non UK slot players, there’s an Autoplay facility. This allows from 10 to 1,000 autospins. On that popup, you can enable the Turbo and Quick Spin modes for faster gameplay. Like Autoplay, this won’t be available in the UK.
The Big Bass Splash RTP is 96.71%. This is a very high return rate and much better than the online slots average of 96%. It’s also the same rate offered in previous Big Bass slots (more details below). The volatility is very high and ranked as 5/5.
The maximum win is limited to 5,000 x your total bet. This can be won during the Free Spins feature as a whole. The max payout potential is also higher than previous games in the series.
Theme – go fishing for a bigger catch
High Value Symbol: Buffalo
Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop
With a fishing theme, the Big Bass Splash slot follows on from popular games in the series. This includes Big Bass Bonanza, Big Bass Bonanza Megaways and Bigger Bass Bonanza. Visually, there are similarities but takes place in clearer waters under a swamp as opposed to the sea. It’s like Pragmatic Play were inspired by the Swamp People reality series.
The soundtrack has a hillbilly feel and is more upbeat than in the original slot. Symbols include A, K, Q, J and 10 royals as well as fish money, tackle boxes, dragonflies, fishing rods and, oddly, monster trucks. This is the only symbol that is different the first game. The monster truck is the best paying symbol with 2, 3, 4 or 5 in combination awarding a 0.5, 5, 20 or 200 x bet payout.
The fisherman is the wild symbol and has more of a cowboy look. It appears on all 5 reels during the free spins (not the base game) and substitutes for all symbols except the fish scatter.
|10||3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 1 or 5 x bet|
|J||3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 1 or 5 x bet|
|Q||3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 1 or 5 x bet|
|J||3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 2.5 or 10 x bet|
|A||3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 2.5 or 10 x bet|
|Fish Money||3, 4 or 5 = 1, 5 or 20 x bet|
|Tackle Box||3, 4 or 5 = 2, 10 or 50 x bet|
|Dragonfly||3, 4 or 5 = 2, 10 or 50 x bet|
|Fishing Rod||3, 4 or 5 = 3, 15 or 100 x bet|
|Monster Truck||2, 3, 4 or 5 = 0.5, 5, 20 or 200 x bet|
|Fish Scatter||3+ triggers Free Spins feature|
|Fisherman Wild||Only appears during free spins|
Big Bass Splash Mobile
Produced using HTML5 technology, Big Bass Splash can be played on iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices. It’s also available on tablets, laptops and PCs. The simple 5×3 setup works perfectly on any device you opt for.
Big Bass Splash Bonus Features
The Big Bass Splash slot has 6 bonus features. All the action focuses on the free spins where landing fisherman wilds with fish money symbols give you cash prizes. Collect enough wilds to win more free spins and increase the multiplier for fish money symbols up to 10x.
Free Spins feature
The Free Spins feature is triggered when hitting 3 or more fish scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. 3, 4 or 5 scatters will award 10, 15 or 20 free spins respectively.
Now, landing 2 scatters in the base game might trigger a random feature. A respin can be awarded with the present scatters moving down 1 position. The Respin feature is triggered and all positions bar the ones with scatters respin. This gives you the chance to land the all important 3rd scatter. Furthermore, the Hook feature can activated randomly when landing 2 scatters. A fishing hook can pull 1 of the reels up to reveal the 3rd scatter.
Once in, the fisherman wild symbol can appear on all 5 reels. When a wild symbol lands, all the values from fish money symbols on the screen will be collected. Before the free spins begin, between 0 and 5 modifiers are randomly selected:
|More Fish||Extra fish money symbols land during the feature|
|More Fisherman Wilds||Additional wilds land on the reels|
|Dynamites, Hooks + Bazookas||Higher chance of triggering these bonus features|
|Start from Level 2||You begin on level 2 (more details below)/td>|
|+2 Spins||You begin with 2 more free spins + get 2 more free spins with each level|
If a fisherman wild lands with no money symbols, the Bazooka feature can trigger with fish money symbols randomly appearing on the reels. If money symbols appear with no wilds, the Dynamite feature can trigger which adds wilds to the reels.
Additionally, all wilds landing during the free spins are collected. Once you collect 4 fisherman wilds, 10 more free spins are won and a multiplier comes into play. This can lead to 58 free spins in total. The multiplier applies to fish money symbols collected when the wild lands. There are 4 levels with the multipliers increasing each time:
|Level||Wilds Collected||Extra Free Spins||Fish Money Multiplier|
|3||8 (in total)||+10||3x|
|4||12 (in total)||+10||10x|
As with most Pragmatic Play slots these days, there’s a Buy Free Spins feature. Buy your way into the free spins for 100 x your total bet. This isn’t allowed in the UK due to Gambling Commission legislation.
Big Bass Splash Review Summary – more bonus features + bigger wins
Big Bass Bonanza is a hugely popular game so it was inevitable Pragmatic Play has tried to top it with the Big Bass Splash slot. They didn’t quite succeed with other versions (i.e. Megaways) in my opinion but they’re onto a good thing here. Visually, they are all quite similar but this has more of a Hillbilly/swamp feel. I don’t know why the highest value symbol is a monster truck though.
In terms of the gameplay, it’s all about the Free Spins feature. When landing 2 fish scatters, there are 2 randomly triggered features which can give you that illusive 3rd scatter. Once in, you can benefit from more money fish, more wilds, more bonus feature triggers, a higher level or more free spins.
This is a nice little touch in differentiating Big Bass Splash from Big Bass Bonanza. When wilds land with no money symbols or vice versa, 2 extra can randomly activate to give wins. The Bazooka and Dynamite features are present in Big Bass Bonanza Megaways though. This also can lead to higher levels being reached. Reaching higher levels is where the real value is as the fish money symbols can be worth 10 times more.
The levels and fish money multipliers are present and correct in Big Bass Bonanza. However, the real difference is the max win is 5,000 x bet as opposed to 2,100 x bet in the original game. Even Big Bass Bonanza Megaways only offers 4,000 x bet top wins.
On the whole, Big Bass Splash is better than its predecessors. However, Pragmatic Play have keep the pretty much the same formula which will please fans of the series. It would have been ideal they pushed the boat out a little more and try something completely new.
Big Time Gaming have done this with Golden Catch Megaways. Offering a 96.53% RTP rate, the max win blows Big Bass Splash out of the water with 31,430 x bet payouts possible.
- 5,000 x bet max wins
- Free spins with lots of extras
- Better than predecessors
- Features/gameplay not original
Big Bass Splash FAQs
The Big Bass Splash RTP rate is 96.71%. This is significantly higher than the 96% slots norm. The volatility is sky high and classed as 5/5.
The maximum win is 5,000 x your total bet. This will certainly come from the free spins due to the fish money symbols being subject to a potential 10x multiplier.
Yes, the Free Spins feature sees fisherman wilds + fish money symbols combine for cash prizes. Collect fisherman wilds to win extra free spins and increase the fish money multiplier up to 10x.
Yes, the Big Bass Splash demo is available to play here at Online-Slot.co.uk. Play the latest slot in the fishing series on mobile, tablet and/or desktop devices.